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Sep 26, 2010 6:30am EDT
right now. the man who helped blow open the watergate scandal, bob woodward has written a book about the division within the white house regarding the war in afghanistan. in obama's wars, woodward writes that some of the president's top advisors were actively undermining each other as they debated the afghan war strategy and the book reports that the president set a withdrawal plan because he said, quote, i can't lose the whole democratic party. so, judy, what's been the media reaction? >> well, there has been a firestorm much to simon & schuster's absolute delight because i'm sure they were worried about a book about the afghan war, but look, it's been-- some of it's been very, very critical, les geld called the portrait of obama that emerges, a professor in president's clothes. he said give me a break, this man is supposed to be president and he can't get the plan he wants on afghanistan. other people have said, well, no, he emerges as compassionate and thoughtful. you know, my reaction to this is, why don't we wait and see what's actually in the book? all of these reviews begin. i
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Sep 25, 2010 2:30pm EDT
woodward as a hero of some reporters? >> it's a danger to welcome bob woodward into the white house because you don't know exactly what you're going to get. if you go back into the fox news watch archives you will hear me predict at the height of obama's popularity that even more than the love the media have for obama is their love for a good story and when he doesn't measure up to this messiahic vision projected on him, but by him, the media will turn. bob woodward's book gives the rest of the media to turn. they won't turn on his policies, but turn as michael moore and keith olbermann got into it because he's not liberal enough. >> that's a refrain you seem to hear from the media a lot these days. >> i actually think the reason this is so attractive to the media because it involves a bunch of in-fighting and petty, you know, the little disputes between people that have been longstanding and i think most people in washington already know about, but now it's all been exposed for everybody else and so, i think if there was actually some serious substance in this it wouldn't be gettin
Sep 30, 2010 12:00am EDT
right now. >> larry: tonight, bob woodward and president obama's wars on the battlefield and in the back rooms. the commander in chief shares his fears about a nuclear assault. says america could absorb another terror attack. and rips into pakistan. revealing it all and more. to the journalist who takes us inside the oval office. why do presidents keep talking to bob woodward? we'll find out next on "larry king live." >> let me say he's an old and valued friend. we go back many moons than we both care to say. he's the associate editor of "the washington post." number one "new york times" best several and number one on amazon. "obama's wars" published by simon and schuster. thanks for being with us as always. >> thank you. >> larry: this has a double meeting, this title, does it not? >> it does. it's specifically the war in afghanistan, which is, of course, the war that obama adopted in the campaign and said he would take seriously and add troops, which he's done. it's also the war within the administration, particularly between the white house and the military. and they have different vi
Sep 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
personal level if you really get into the juicy parts of bob woodward's book, andrea. >> one of the new revelations and we know bob woodward has, for 30, 40 years covered the intelligence and the military communities. he's very well sourced there and he did interview the president and vice president. >> reporter: yes, he did. >> the secretary of state all the players went on the record, thought it was better to cooperate than not cooperate. he reports that the covert war in afghanistan is 3,000 men strong, the cia, people on the ground in afghanistan. that is new. >> right. >> also reporting about hamid karzai, our so-called ally, the leader of afghanistan that he is officially manic depressive, has been on and off his meds, and they never know which hamid karzai will show up for a meeting. >> reporter: that would explain a great deal of the counter tips going back and forth between the obama administration. james jones, national securitier adviser on a flight to afghanistan briefing reporters who had disparaging things to say about hamid karzai and the left of corruption in afghani
Sep 27, 2010 11:35pm EDT
>>> t >>> tonight on "nightline" -- war room -- legendary washington reporter bob woodward publishes a shocking behind the scenes look at the disagreements that tore through the obama administration in planning the afghanistan war. diane sawyer goes head to head with the author. >>> plus -- caught on tape, young u.s. soldiers make shocking admissions of atrocities, abuse and general lawlessness inside their combat unit in afghanistan. we bring you the video in a n investigation. >>> and top shelf -- you voted online to find the country's best local chef and tonight we can finally unveil the winner of our people's "plate list." . >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with politics and the story of what went on behind closed doors at the white house as president obama and his advisers looked for a resolution to the war in afghanistan. what was ultimately presented to the public was, according to "the washington post," bob woodward, a patchwork compromise that required more than a little aggressive arm-twisting by the president himself. tonight, diane sawyer has the e
Sep 26, 2010 12:05am EDT
where they are hiding and destroy them. >>> it was said be a bombshell. this week, bob woodward's new book that takes us behind the scenes at the obama white house. john harris has the preview. >> joining us now for politico turn the table is the host of abc's "this week." bob woodward has a new book, on national security and war. obama's war, causing a big stirrer, as it is a hocalled. >> the white house chief spokesman, robert gibbs, has said he read the whole thing and he says it is accurate. bob woodward has a very established history writing these books. he goes to everybody. he talks to everybody. we know how many of his books have been out about various subjects, all bestsellers, often giving interesting looks inside the process as is happening and developing. i don't think it claims to make any sort of long-term conclusions and judgments over the strategy, but it is the process as it is going on. i think we know also as the process is going on, the review that took some people painfully long, there were leaks all the time about how many differences there were within the admini
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
publication of bob woodward's new book "obama's wars" vice president joe biden is speaking out about his reported clashes with president obama on afghanistan policy. last night on lawrence o'donn l o'donnell's new show "the last word" lawrence asked the president what the situation in afghanistan would look like today if the administration had adopted biden's strategy of fewer troops. >> president obama is president of the united states. i told him i would give him my unvarnished opinion and back it up with the facts as i saw them. the president had the most thorough going review. the american people should read bob woodward's book, at the end of the book they'll see a president who was a leader, a president who approached problems in an analytical way and made sound decisions that everyone signed on to including joe biden. >> that's been the argument from the white house. no controversy here, just vigorous debate at the white house. joe biden also addressed the part of the book where biden reportedly called richard holbrooke "the most egotist cal bastard i ever met." >> it may
Sep 30, 2010 1:00am EDT
motivating supporters. bob woodward will be here for his inside look at the obama white house. >>> and an exclusive preview of how the writers at funny or are handling the don't ask don't tell debate. much for department store makeup when there's an amazing anti-aging makeup from covergirl and olay. simply ageless. this advanced formula with olay regenerist serum won't glob up in lines and wrinkles like the leading department store makeup can. so get into simply ageless. you'll look amazing and happy too. simply ageless, from olay and easy breezy beautiful covergirl. i'm a covergirl. and to look really amazing, start with my new serum primer. >>> the relationship between the tea party and the republican party establishment has been so far awkward at best. but with just 34 days until the midterm elections, both parties are pretending they have taken rodney king's moving message to heart and they do indeed get along. republican strategist richard vigorie told the new york times we're all on the same page until the polls close november 2nd. and then the massive battle for the heart a
Sep 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
taibbi takes us inside the movement to see what is really motivating supporters. bob woodward will be here for his inside look at the obama white house. >>> and an exclusive preview of how the writers at funny or are handling the don't ask don't tell debate. helps you. that's right, penny. do you know ours? heavens to betsy. dwayne the bathtub. magic wanda. yeah! what's mine? uh, you're a dan fool. oh. it's just a device, dan. you can't take it personally. yeah, i suppose. [ male announcer ] we understand. you need a partner who helps you save. fedex ground. [ male announcer ] we understand. you need a partner who helps you save. host: could switching to geico realis a bird in the handre on worth 2 in the bush? appraiser: well you rarely see them in this good of shape. appraiser: for example the fingers are perfect. appraiser: the bird is in mint condition. appraiser: and i would say if this were to go to auction today, appraiser: conservatively it would be worth 2 in the bush. woman: really? appraiser: it's just beautiful, thank you so much for bringing it in. woman: unbeliev
Sep 28, 2010 1:00am EDT
know bob woodward has a hot "inside the white house" book. i want to go back to the first, "the promise." in that book you tell the president not to do health care in the first two years. you urged him instead to concentrate on the economy and jobs. if the president had followed your advice you were giving him at that time, what would the unemployment numbers look like now and where would the democrats be in the congressional campaign? >> look, lawrence, i'm not going to confirm anything i've said to the president privately. because it is that. hopefully he listens to it because i give it to him, that's why i didn't do it on the air. the president did something nobody has been able to do since teddy roosevelt, deliver a health care change, which is now beginning to roll out. one of the positive things about the health care of the president, it is going to drive down the long-term debt by $110 billion in the next five years and a trillion after that, the following 10. i think the president deserves remarkable credit for such a monumental peace of legislation. >> as everyone knows
Sep 22, 2010 10:00am EDT
journalist bob woodward tells the story of a president in turmoil foiting not only to get out of afghanistan, but fighting with his own inner circle. the president says, "i have two years with the public on this and, later, i want an exit strategy." but he didn't get it. the book also shows a lot of strong personalities. vice president joe biden calls richard holbrooke the special rep the most egotistical bastard i've ever met. he has written extensively on war strategy. thank you very much for joining us. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> president obama is quoted as saying, this is a direct quote from the book. this needs to be a plan about how we're going to hand off and get out of afghanistan. then he repeatedly, apparently, pushed his top military advisors for an exit plan and they didn't give it it him. does this in a way summarize the dilemma overall. the in fighting in afghanistan? >> it does. people seem apparently shock that there's infighting in the white house. and i would be disappointed if there wasn't. this is a badly flawed strategy. it has a number of holes in it. not least of w
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Sep 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. and in an interview with bob woodward, he muddied the waters even further. >> i said very early on as a senator and continued to believe as a presidential candidate and now as president that we can absorb a terrorist attack. we'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even the 9-11, even the biggest attack, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it and we are stronger. this is a strong, powerful country that we live in and our people are incredibly resilient. >> that quote is contained in the new book and the words have drawn anger from those who dislike the president's policies. >> i think that may be the most outrageous thing that's been reported about this book. how can an american president say that as if he's a detached observer and doesn't care about americans dying? >> talking points did not draw that inference from the statement. i think it's a stretch to say the president doesn't care about americans dying. but there is no question that he's not the terror warrior that president bush was, that he has a hard time making decisions about tough things. the president supp
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
obama said that to bob woodward and now some critics are saying it indicates he's not fully committed to preventing future terrorist attacks. mr. woodward will be here to respond: >> who is this guy? >> i have no idea. >> do you know who this is. >> i have no idea. >> john stossel says some americans should not vote. they're too dumb. stossel will explain. >> the obama administration continues to drop missiles on suspected terrorists even as the aclu and others try to get that strategy outlawed. is it legal? has been investigated? caution, you are about to enter the "no spin zone." "the factor" begins right now. >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching. president obama and war, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there's a lively debate about how committed barak obama is to defeating terrorism. some of his critics say he's not nearly aggressive enough in fighting our enemies. but the obama administration is badly damaged al-qaeda and the taliban by using drone missile attacks. in fact, reports today say those attacks are increasing because of al-qaeda t
Sep 22, 2010 3:00pm EDT
disagreement. bob woodward chronicles it all in this book. he's done it again, a great deal of controversy there. the president, very concerned that he felt as though -- frustration boiling over, according to the book, that the military was boxing him in. general mcchrystal, he asked for 40,000 more troops in afghanistan. the president undertook that review, wanted a painstaking look at exactly how those troops were going to be used. they ended up with 30,000. he had an exit strategy. that's something that officials at the pentagon were very much against, according to the book, as well. but then the president telling lindsey graham, of all people, the republican from south carolina, according to the book, i can't lose the whole democratic party. in the context of needing that exit strategy. so there is no shortage, you talked about the holbrooke and biden going at each other. mike mullin against his deputy, petraeus. and right on down the line. even an intel report revealed in this book that one intel report says that hamid karzai is manic depressive. chris? >> one of the lines is that exp
Sep 27, 2010 12:00am PDT
back, the new bob woodward book shows this president skirmishing with the pentagon and denied an exit plan after months of requests. scoops and predictions from the notebooks of our top reporters. >> get the full newspaper p delivered to your mac or p.c. and works on your existing computer. >> connect to download put news. convenient, simple, prioritized so you know what to read first. browse by section or article and then dive deeper and get the whole story. plus videos. breaking news, a seven-day archive, even interactive cross words. act now, visit have a timesreader2. no one delivers world class journalism like this. >> as commander in chief, i have determined it is in our vital national interests to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home. chris: welcome back. that was president obama last december announcing his afghanistan plan much later than expected. we now know why. bob woodward's book says the delay was caused by conflict. the president was boxed in by the pentagon. which one of the bigger r
Sep 22, 2010 2:30pm PDT
journalist, bob woodward, top advisers doubted whether increased troops set to the country -- sent to the country would work. steve king and -- steve kingston is in washington forced out. how significant is this? quite significant in the sense that on a deeper level it reveals what we already know, there were difficult decisions involved in sending more troops to afghanistan in terms of personality clashes. the most obvious is from richard holbrooke, the pakistan and afghanistan specialty adviser, referring to a afghanistan troops strategy. no comments today confirming nor denying it, i would be interested and it does show the world is deep division in the policy debate. >> the white house is not quarrelling with any of this substance, as i understand. particularly from general petraeus and a sense of frustration on all sides. >> what comes across is the president, according to bob woodward, everything being hidden. the president has set july of next year as the date at which he wants to begin the drawdown of some american troops. the really interesting thing, i think, is the president ha
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
divisions. "the washington post" reporter bob woodward talks about an exit strategy note, leaving commanders clamoring for more troops -- an exit strategy, leaving commanders clamoring for more troops. >> at odds with the powerful pentagon machine. the book suggests months of meetings were dominated by the president demands for an exit strategy and said he told one meeting, "i am not doing 10 years. i am not doing long-term nation- building." "i cannot lose the whole democratic party." it says the president was frustrated, and general petraeus apparently said the administration has the wrong guy. the president eventually decided to send more troops, and when the military press for more, he exploded, "i am done during this." -- doing this." this picture of the president worries some republicans. >> it shows he is taking great concern about his political base, looking at how we focus the war first rather than what keeps his base in line with the democratic party. >> the book is by bob woodward. he broke the watergate scandal that brought down president nixon. bush was his most recen
Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
veteran journalist bob woodward is painting a picture of a white house full of egos and political calculations and arch enemies, just like the kind we've seen in years past. and it all surrounds the debate over the war in afghanistan. our own andrea mitchell is here with us tonight with more on this. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. if the quotes in bob woodward's book are accurate, then the obama white house pits political advisers against the generals. and caught in the middle, the commander in chief, making life and death decisions on war and peace. there is more back stabbing in bob woodward's new book than a shakespeare play. the vice president says of richard holbrooke, he's the most ego tistical bastard i've ever met. although the right guy for the job. the national security adviser, jim jones, cams the president's inner circle the water bugs, the mafia or the campaign set. general david petraeus tells aides david axelrod is a complete spin doctor. most of this infighting over the war plan for afghanistan. finally, the president blows up. november 25th, 2009, only d
Sep 23, 2010 12:30am PDT
by bob woodward portrays a president determined to find an exit strategy. our north american editor reports. >> the white house says the intermit portrait of the team in action pan's obama as analytical and decisive. the book suggests months of meetings were dominated by the president's demand for exit strategy and said i am not doing 10 years, i am not spending $1 trillion. his reasons were partly political. it says the president was frustrated by the military's desire to expand the mission. there were clashes with general petraeus who told staff to the administration is [bleeping] with the wrong guy. he says i am done doing this. but richard holbrooke said it cannot work. this picture of the president worries some republicans. >> it shows he is taking great concern about his political base. i would far prefer him to be thinking about the war first rather than what keeps his base in line with the democratic party. >> the book is by bob woodward. he broke the watergate scandal that brought down president nixon. bush was his most recent target, the telling examinations of how he made
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. just ahead, i will ask the legendary journalist bob woodward what president obama is doing right and wrong. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> stand by for my interview with one of the stars of the republican party. the south dakota senator john thune. check out our guest page to see what makes him so interesting right now. thune could be a top contender for president in 2012. he won office back in 2004 by defeating a major political heavyweight player tom daschle who was then the democratic leader of the senate. right now thune is the number four senate republican. he's running for a second term in the senate without any democratic opposition. thune bills himself as a pro-business and anti-tax and anti-abortion leader. like the current president, he is a rabid basketball fan and get this, he ranked in the top five of huffington post list of sexiest u.s. senators. we are here with john thune, republican senator from south dakota. thanks very much for coming in. >> nice to be with you. >> are you seriously thinking about running for president in 2012? >> right now
Sep 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
storyline from "obama's wars" by bob woodward. do keep in mind since the president was in office, the number of total u.s. boots on the ground in afghanistan has nearly tripled. now, here is what confuses me the most. isn't the president of the united states our commander in chief? isn't it ultimately his decision as to when he wants to put our soldiers and american families' lives at risk on behalf of this country? and if his gut was right, why does it seem he bowed to those around him? even more offensive, or equally so why would any sitting president let someone publish a book revealing his skepticism in the middle of a hot war in which american troops are currently being killed under his command? joining us now matt ho, director of the afghanistan study group and former state department official. your views on this book, matt? >> one echo, what you just said, dylan. since that clip of president obama last december 1st we have had 372 american service members killed in afghanistan and thousands more wounded, both physically as well as mental wounds. you can't see and they are certa
Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
, don't tell." a ban on gays openly serving in the military. top story today, a new book by bob woodward about inside the white house. but with the president and his top military advisers and recounts a tough decision on whether to build up true spirit that is our topic this morning. you can give us a call and way and -- we are also on line. and you can find us on twitter. the top story and "the washington post," book details internal struggle over afghan plan. obama frustrated by the military. according to his notes, the president avoided talk of victory when he describe objectives. we are talking about a new book " coming outs monday. news outlets were able to get preview copies and discuss it. let us continue to look at "the washington post" breakdown. it says that most of the book centers on a strategy review and the dissension and mistrust and infighting. some of the details are released. obama told woodward in july he did not think of the afghan war in the classic terms of the united states winning or losing. d a on our republicans lined. i know you have not gotten to read the book since
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
coming on the show. bob woodward is going to be talking about his new book, and governor tim pawlenty is back on the show this morning. that should be fun, a great lineup this morning, among many others. >> what did we learn at the united nations this past week, dr. sachs? >> it was interesting because this is of course the most cynical age we've ever passed through. there were good things happening. actually a little compassion in the world and more children are being saved from disease than ever before. and the u.n., which is widely scorned, is doing good work. that's what last week was about. largely ignored, but 140 world leaders showed up and there was a lot of good news. >> that's great. >> measles, malaria, other diseases coming under control. americans ought to know about it a little bit more, frankly, because these are places when these diseases aren't controlled, we end up fighting in. these are the poorest places in the world. they turn out to be the terror zones, the war zones, and there's actually some progress of a much disspiced institution in this country. it's doing a lo
Sep 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
my question for bob woodward. >>> remember this scene when michele bachmann was so inspired by president bush that she wouldn't let him go at that state of the union. well, she's turned on bush in her latest ad. that's in "the sideshow." all of that is ahead. first, let's check in on the latest polls in the tight races around the country. for that we go to the "hardball" scoreboard. let's start with california. where a new ppi c poll shows what we've seen from other current polls. senator barbara boxer's building a strong lead over republican challenge, carly fiorina. up in alaska it looks like a real race now with republican joe miller at 38%. senator lisa murkowski at 36%. and democrat, scott mcadams down at 22%. and that new cnn/"time" poll, remember murkowski's is running as a write-in. finally, to florida. where marco rubio is pulling away. he's up 13 points over charlie crist in a quinnipiac poll with meek way behind. we'll continue to check the scoreboard each night leading up to the election day. >>> now, my interview with former president clinton. i began asking him ab
Sep 22, 2010 6:30pm EDT
wars, by bob woodward, who spent almost two years talking to nearly 100 people behind closed doors. so, what happened inside the white house when we weren't there? jake tapper is here tonight. jake? >> reporter: diane, the book describes tensions between the white house and the pentagon, and among all the president's men, as president obama struggled to look for a way out of afghanistan and to protect the country from an ever more terrifying terrorist threat. bob woodward's new book, "obama's wars," shows the white house consumed with the wars. the president told woodward, according to published reports, we can absorb a terrorist attack. even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, we absorbed it, and we are stronger. just days after his inauguration, the president is forced to confront stark realities about the terrorist threat and the war in afghanistan. in the book, an expert on islamic extremism items the president that the long held belief that osama bin laden was just a figure head is not true. >> bin laden is more than still out there. he's not hiding in a cave somewhere. he's
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the troops. bob woodward's book "obamas wars" seems to show the president was on their side all along. "i can't let this be a war without end and i can't lose the whole democratic party." even as his special representative to pakistan and afghanistan richard holbrooke told the president the strategy can't work. "you have to recognize also that i don't think you win this war. i think you keep fighting and this is the kind of fight we're in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids' lives" says general david petraeus. author of "the promise" jonathan alter, when you're reading the excerpts does it sound similar to the tug-of-war over where the war in afghanistan should go? >> very similar. i hadn't read bob woodward's book but sounds like he came across a lot of the same deliberations that i did. remember, they had 20 hours of conversations in the situation room on afghanistan, it was the most discussed foreign policy issue since 1962 in the cuban missile crisis, much more than discussed about iraq or vietnam so almost all of it has leaked out for months now so we have a ver
Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
exclusive interview with bob woodward about his new book. >>> the feds take aim at some pomegranate products. >>> and hometown solutions for putting people back to work. >>> good evening. just five weeks from tonight, america will be getting ready to go to the polls. and the president pulled out his big halftime pep talk today. he call on the young people who created a stampede in 2008 pushing him to victory to come forward again. as of tonight, only half of those 29 and younger say they're sure to vote. three quarter of older voters say they will. so the president is hitting the road. jake tapper is in albuquerque tonight. good evening, jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. so much of this four-state swing is about rallying the democratic base, which the white house has a lot of trouble motivating. in fact, vice president biden told a fund-raiser of democrats today that they need to remind the base to stop whining. the president gave a pep talk via conference call today, to college and university students, urging them to reengage. >> you can't sit out. you can't suddenly just che
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, public his and own party, that is part of the picture painted by a new book by journalist bob woodward. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has experts and reaction from the administration. >> reporter: the new book is as much about the national security team and jern as it is about afghanistan. in it, he reportedly suggests even though he signed off on a 30,000 troop surge, his calculations about how long they stay is based on politics. telling his defense secretary robert gates and secretary of state hillary clinton, "i'm not doing ten years. i'm not doing long-term nation building. i'm not spending a trillion dollars. i have two years with the public on this. i want an exit strategy. i can't leave the whole democratic party. some of the quotes from his national security team are as incendiary as alleged quotes in "rolling stone" magazine that got mcchrystal fired. the top commander in afghanistan, david petraeus reportedly describes axelrod as a complete spin doctor. national security advisor jim jones reportedly calls president obama political aides alternative the water bugs, t
Sep 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
hasn't been released yet could cause big headaches for the white house. bob woodward has turned his attention to the obama we'll take a closer look. >>> and we're following the shake-ups on the american idol judges panel for months now. today we'll get the official announcement from ryan seacrest about who will be at the judge's table next season. of course the long rumored lineup is randy jackson, jennifer lopez and steven tyler. we'll see if that is going to come to be, a big press conference today. >>> in the meantime, this is the last full day of summer. >> it's the last day of summer. yesterday was the last full day. >> we have until 11:09 to enjoy it and we are with nice temperatures. >> you got it. it will be warm around here. high temperatures around 90 or so. let's get to it. so after enjoying temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s, today will feel downright warm. humidity is 71%. winds out of the south and west at 7. pressure is up 30.11 inches. look ago the -- looking at the satellite radar, conditions continue. off to the north and west, we have a few clouds out there
Sep 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
children. then obama's real war, afghanistan and bob woodward's new inside look at the battles over policy in the white house. we'll discuss that and all the week's politics in our roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ron brownstein and "the sunday funnies." >> listen to this, one day delaware elects a witch, the next day the recession is over. i don't know. is that a coincidence? >>> hello again, and this week the recession was finally declared over. it officially ended june 2009, but the recovery has been slow, and the voters have been losing patience. with five weeks to go before the midterm elections, president obama and congressional democrats are facing potentially huge political losses. joining me now, the president's top political adviser, david axelrod. thank you for joining us. >> great to be here. >> i want to first though ask you about something very close to what the president has been doing, and that's middle east peace. the moratorium expires tonight. >> yes. >> the president asked the israeli prime minister to keep the moratorium on. he's not
Sep 24, 2010 8:30pm EDT
quote in bob woodward's new book fires up his critics. >> i think it is the most cold- blooded remark an american president, i can think about. >> what is ahead for the president's inner circle? >> one way out -- one day i would like to run for mayor of chicago. ♪ >> this week brought back memories of the day newt gingrich gave us his contract for america. today, he is occupied with dreams of being president of less than six weeks to go before the midterm election, house republicans revealed a new pledge to america which proposes to extend the bush tax cuts and shutting down the health care law. it involves pulling back on stimulus money and reducing the size of the federal government. what is new on this? >> nothing, it is a portable document which means it is dishonest. they say they will reduce deficits by cutting taxes. it just won't happen. most voters know it is dishonest and it is a document they don't believe in. >> i watched this unveiling as i watched the democrats and it just seems like noise at this point, meaningless noise. in this case it was orchestrated in ord
Sep 22, 2010 11:00am PDT
official says the new bob woodward book called "obama's war" does not show anything new about the strategy in afghanistan. shouldn't be surprised about the war strategy. john hendron reports. >> the book hit like a bombshell. >> what i think is striking is that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in deliberations about iraq. >> bob woodward's new book portrays president obama seeking a way out of afghanistan saying i want an exit strategy. he says he pressed top advisers. when he didn't get terms, he drew one up himself saying he couldn't lose democratic party support for the war. >> he promised change. it really isn't all that different from the politics of previous white house. >> the book also says richard holbrook, the president's envoy to afghanistan, said of the surge it can't work. holbrook called the most egotistical bastard i've ever met. disliked talking to david axelrod calling him a complete spin doctor. >> how the president has really handled both wars in afghanistan as well as iraq and show how he has led on these two issues. i don't think it's going to distract de
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Sep 22, 2010 11:00am EDT
by bob woodward, detail ing afghanistan. we'll talk to a reporter who got an advance copy, one of the only people to see it. op jon in the middle box, michelle and the mid terms, now the first lady is ready to hit the campaign trail, where he's headed and -- sees she's headed and what she hopes to do for the democrats. jenna: ancient fossils dating back a million years, unearthed in california. a total mistake. the amazing story as to how they were found. jon: an exclusive look at the president and his war council. washington insider bob woodward's new book due out next week exposing deep divisions in the white house over the war in afghanistan. and a bombshell about afghan president hamid karzai. julie kirst is live at the white house with more. the white house reaction this morning to that book's release, julie, what is it? >> hi jon. white house officials are downplaying the conflict and the fighting that's portrayed in bob woodward's book which comes out in a couple of days. senior administration officials believe and they tell us that this book shows president obama as someon
Sep 23, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: in bob woodward's new book, president obama is quoted as saying the nation will do all it can to prevent a terrorist attack. but even after 9/11, he said, the biggest attack ever, we absorbed it and we are stronger. >> this notion that the terrorists pose a threat to our very existence, i think is dangerous to the country. it's dangerous to our national psyche. and i think the president feels it. >> reporter: the government plans to expand a multimillion public awareness plan this fall. if you see something, say something. rob and vinita? >> emily schmidt, thank you. >>> emily made reference to bob woodward's new book. it also assesses the management of the war in afghanistan. president obama's spokesman did not dispute any information in the book. and he says the book portrays a thoughtful process. robert gibbs urged people to read the entire book and not just part of it. >>> in an effort to win control of congress in the yupcoming elections, republicans are rolling out their so-called pledge to america later today. it's filled with familiar ideas, including plans to cut
Sep 22, 2010 11:30am PDT
) >>> a white house official says the new bob woodward book called "obama's war" does not show anything new about the strategy in afghanistan. shouldn't be surprised about the war strategy. john hendron reports. >> the book hit like a bombsll. >> what i think is stking is that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in deliberations about iraq. >> bob woodward's new book porays president obama seeking a way out of afghanistan sayin i want an exit strategy. he says he pressed top advisers. when he didn't get terms, he drew one up himself saying he couldn't lose decratic party support for the war. >> he promised change. it really isn't all that different from the politics of previous white house. >> the book also says richar holbrook, the president' envoy to afghanistan, said of the surge it can't work. holbrook called the most egotistical bastard i've ever met. disliked talking to david axelrod calling him a complete spin doct. >> how the president has really handleboth wars in afghanistan as well as iraq and show how he has led on these two issues. i don't think it's goi
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